The dive resort is located on Kri Island. With up to 374 different species of reef fish registered during a single dive, it has some of the most biodiverse marine life in the world.
Apart from its proximity to some of the best dive sites, we love its seven spacious bungalows located right on the beach, from which you can enjoy amazing sunrises. The small size of the hotel and, above all, the extreme kindness of the staff will make you feel just like at home!
On site, the RARCC Conservation Center was among the first NGOs in Raja Ampat to protect and preserve the archipelago and combat poverty.
Who Is It For?
For divers who have seen it all, as well as advanced divers who enjoy strong currents. Non-diving partners are also welcome as they can enjoy the spa, snorkeling, bird-watching, excursions on other islands, and guided tours with Kayak 4 Conservation.
Bungalow accommodation with en-suite bathroom & hot water, free laundry service, air conditioned, free Wi-Fi internet, private sundeck, minibar, safety box, a comprehensive range of international sockets in the room and a camera workstation
Full board (all meals, snacks, free drinking water, tea, coffee)
Kayak and stand-up paddle available for free
Free access to a computer for photo editing and Internet access.
A scheduled boat transfer which is free to use for our guests who stay a minimum of 7 nights: on Sunday & Thursday from Sorong to Kri and Sunday & Wednesday from Kri to Sorong
unlimited diving from the resort jetty any day of the week
air/nitrox cylinder, weights, free Nitrox for certified divers
What's not included?
The Raja Ampat Marine Park Fee : IDR 1,000,000 (about ... EUR)
Purchases made at the resort such as alcoholic and canned drinks - all subject to availability
Equipment rental, Diving Courses
Extra trips and excursions - request a quote.
Exceptional transfers and transfers to other resorts
Flight tickets and overnight-stays at hotels (Sorong or airport hotels during transit)
At the heart of the Coral Triangle
1427 reef fish, over 600 coral species, 75% of the world's coral species
Abundant pelagic life: many species of reef sharks, white and black tips, wobbegong sharks, bamboo sharks, reef mantas at nearby cleaning stations, and majestic oceanic manta in open water
Large schools of tuna, trevally, mackerel. Batfish, surgeonfish, angel and butterflyfish, napoleon wrasse, bumpheads, giant sweetlips, damsels, fusiliers, anthias, etc.
...also magnificent macro with the rare pygmy seahorses
Season: High season from October to April, when plankton blooms reduce visibility but bring greater numbers of manta rays
Currents: Strong and changing - some dive sites are not suitable for beginners or anyone who doesn't feel comfortable in currents
Visibility: Nutrient-rich water can sometimes mean reduced visibility: 15 to 20 meters
Water temperature: 28 to 29 degrees Celsius
Depth: Deep and shallow dives
Located in the Dampier Strait, with most famous dive sites nearby
Over 50 sites in the area, with more than 30 sites in closest proximity to the resorts. Some of Raja Ampat's best sites are less than 15 minutes away by boat
Daily 3 guided boat dives per day plus an optional night/dusk dive
Usually planned as 2 dives in the morning, 1 in the afternoon, and if requested an additional night dive
Unguided diving direct from the resort's jetty is also possible 7 days a week
Divers are encouraged to dive conservatively and to stay within no-decompression diving limits
Some of the famous sites are: Cape Kri, Manta Point, Blue Magic, The Passage, Mioskon, Odtima, Mike’s Point, Sardines Reef, Chicken Reef, Hidden Bay
Operation created in 2004
Number of boats: 3
PADI Five-Star dive resort
Courses primarily Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, and other Specialties - ask us
Maximum number of people per group: 3
Equipment Recommended: A dive computer, a safety buoy, a whistle, a 'reef hook' (to be used on rock only), and the usual diving equipment.
Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend Dive Assure that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: In Darwin, Australia or Sulawesi, Indonesia
Visas, Flights, and More!
Many nationalities are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. Others need to obtain a Visa on Arrival for 30 days at the major entry points to Indonesia. Visa on Arrival costs $37 (about ... EUR) and usually can be extended for another 30 days.
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have one full blank page
Must be able to show an onward ticket that departs before your visa expires